When done right, a parts-bin special can be a beautiful thing. This Dodge Durango Shaker concept for the 2016 SEMA show is one such vehicle, and it's easily our favorite Mopar debuting in Vegas. The key, of course, is pulling from the right bins. Take a tour and you'll see Charger, Challenger, and Viper pieces grafted onto this slick crossover.

The featured special part is the big, 6.4-liter 392 Hemi V8 that's been dropped under the hood; it's sourced from the SRT Challenger and Charger where it makes 485 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque. With that in place, the fabricators cut a big hole in that hood for the Challenger's awesome optional shaker scoop. It wasn't an easy installation; it required a custom spacer for the intake to make sure everything lined up with the hole properly.

2017 Dodge Durango Shaker SEMA concept
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2017 Dodge Durango Shaker SEMA concept
  • Image Credit: Joel Stocksdale / AOL
2017 Dodge Durango Shaker SEMA concept
  • Image Credit: Joel Stocksdale / AOL
2017 Dodge Durango Shaker SEMA concept
  • Image Credit: Joel Stocksdale / AOL
2017 Dodge Durango Shaker SEMA concept
  • Image Credit: Joel Stocksdale / AOL
2017 Dodge Durango Shaker SEMA concept
  • Image Credit: Joel Stocksdale / AOL
2017 Dodge Durango Shaker SEMA concept
  • Image Credit: Joel Stocksdale / AOL
2017 Dodge Durango Shaker SEMA concept
  • Image Credit: Joel Stocksdale / AOL
2017 Dodge Durango Shaker SEMA concept
  • Image Credit: Joel Stocksdale / AOL
2017 Dodge Durango Shaker SEMA concept
  • Image Credit: Joel Stocksdale / AOL
2017 Dodge Durango Shaker SEMA concept
  • Image Credit: Joel Stocksdale / AOL
2017 Dodge Durango Shaker SEMA concept
  • Image Credit: Joel Stocksdale / AOL
2017 Dodge Durango Shaker SEMA concept
  • Image Credit: Joel Stocksdale / AOL
2017 Dodge Durango Shaker SEMA concept
  • Image Credit: Joel Stocksdale / AOL


Apparently there were some Viper seats lying around, so six of them were stuck into this Durango. Makes sense. It does lose a bit of people-carrying capability as a result, since only two seats fit in each row, and the seats don't fold for extra cargo room. A Dodge spokesperson attested to the fact that all three rows are usable, if not totally comfortable. But then stock third-row seats aren't always that comfortable anyway. Seriously, though, Viper seats. We don't care how comfortable or usable the result is.

Although you might not give it a second thought, even the fuel filler needed some special attention. This piece was also lifted from a Dodge Challenger, and it was taken along with the surrounding sheet metal. Because of the different orientation of the filler cover on the Challenger, the builders decided the easiest way to get it to fit was to chop the fuel filler section out and weld it onto the Durango. The designers also put a little blue Stig on the cover.



And those are just the cool parts that were hard to install. This Durango features plenty of other slick details, like the custom bumpers, fender flares, and side skirts. Everything is painted B5 Blue with matte black and carbon accents all around. Up front, the bumper hides a pair of fog lights stolen from a Challenger Hellcat – and yes, they're the ones with intakes in the middle. The grille is also a custom piece, losing the standard crosshair design for better airflow. The fender flares cover up some seriously wide, 305-section tires at all four corners, which are hauled down by Hellcat brakes. The rear bumper bumper contains a stylish center-exit exhaust with dual tips. The Durango Shaker also gets a slightly longer rear spoiler to give it a longer, lower appearance.

Sure, Dodge could have gone all-in and stuck a Hellcat engine in this Durango. But then it wouldn't accept that sweet shaker. And there's always next year's SEMA show.

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